UND Roster

2017-18 Football Roster

#80 Durham Smythe

Tight End

Height 6'5''
Weight 257 lbs.
Class Fifth Year
Hometown Belton, TX
High School Belton


  • Mackey Award Watch List (2017)


  • Points scored: 12, vs. Army, Nov. 12, 2016
  • Touchdowns: 2, vs. Army, Nov. 12, 2016
  • Receptions: 2, vs. Army, Nov. 12, 2016
  • Receiving yards: 41, vs. Army, Nov. 12, 2016 (2 receptions)
  • Receiving TDs: 2, vs. Army, Nov. 12, 2016
  • Long reception: 31, vs. Army, Nov. 12, 2016
  • All-purpose yards: 41, vs. Army, Nov. 12, 2016


  • Started all 12 games for the Irish
  • Totaled 112 all-purpose yards during the season, including a season-best 41 against Army (Nov. 12) Recorded nine receptions with two against Army for 41 yards (Nov. 12)
  • Registered four touchdown receptions, including two against Army (Nov. 12)
  • Other touchdown receptions came off a 12-yard pass against Michigan State (Sept. 17) and an eight-yard pass against Navy (Nov. 5)


  • Played in three games and started against Texas (Sept. 5), Virginia (Sept. 12) and Ohio State (Jan. 1)
  • Suffered shoulder and knee injuries in the victory at Virginia that resulted in separate surgeries that forced him to miss the final 10 games of the regular season
  • Returned to the field in the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State
  • Registered three catches for 18 yards, including a seven-yard TD grab on a fake field-goal attempt, against the Cavaliers
  • Made a single reception in each of his three games played


  • Played in all 13 games
  • One of 20 Irish players who made his career debut in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30)
  • First career catch was a seven-yard grab at No. 11 Arizona State which was good for a first down


  • Did not see any game action


  • Caught 37 passes for 547 yards and six TDs as senior in 2012 at Belton High School in Belton, Texas Helped Tigers to 6-4 record as senior on team that averaged 31.6 points per game
  • One of two tight ends on Waco Tribune-Herald Top 50
  • Rated number two on Waco Tribune-Herald list of Central Texas prospects for 2012
  • Two-time first-team tight end on Texas District 8-5A squad in 2012 and 2011
  • Rated sixth tight end nationally by 247Sports and 15th tight end by Rivals
  • Rivals rates him 40th among state of Texas prospects
  • Ranked 188th on 247Sports list of top 247 players
  • Ranked 170th overall and sixth among tight ends on Scout 300 by Scout.com
  • Texas High School Coaches Association named him to its all-state academic first team for 2012
  • Caught 22 passes as junior in 2011 for 341 yards and three TDs and also caught three two-point conversion throws
  • Added eight receptions for 120 yards and two TDs as a sophomore in 2010
  • Played defensive end as a high school freshman before moving to tight end
  • Father Roy was offensive lineman on 1980 Baylor Southwest Conference champion football squad
  • Played for coach Rodney Southern
  • Son of Roy and Terri Smythe
  • Graduated in May 2017 with a degree in sociology from the College of Arts and Letters